Thanks to those of you that already submitted proposals for the 2018 National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing! Many more have indicated that they are currently developing proposals, and so in order to accommodate the diversity of schedules of our group, as well as to ensure that everyone who wants to submit can, we’ve decided to extend the proposal submission deadline another week to Monday, May 7.
Some other topics that came up during our discussions over the past few weeks:
- If you’re an instructor or administrator who would like your tutors and students to present with you, but you aren’t quite sure which students they will be, we’ve got a plan for you: Submit your proposal under your name and indicate in the proposal that students/tutors will be presenting with you. Then, when we send out the conference schedule draft in the fall, you let us know if any names need to be changed/added.
- Some have asked whether personal narrative counts as research. The short answer is “yes.” For a more detailed answer, I would encourage you to consider how our keynote speaker, Dr. Aja Martinez, frames the concept of “counterstory,” as providing, “opportunities for other(ed) perspectives to contribute to conversations about narrative, dominant ideology, and their intersecting influence on curricular standards and institutional practices.”
- Over the next few weeks and months, you can expect more blog posts from our presenters, the local committee, and other members of the writing center and Rio Grande Valley communities.